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Round Mr Horne: The Life of Kenneth Horne Hardcover – 12 May 2006

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  • Hardcover: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press (12 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845131231
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845131234
  • Package Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.4 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 122,039 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An affectionate tribute to Kenneth Horne, the genial father-figure of the BBC radio's Beyond Our Ken and Round the Horne. -- William Cook, The Independent, June 7, 2006

An affectionate tribute to Kenneth Horne, the genial father-figure of the BBC radios's Beyond Our Ken and Round the Horne. -- William Cook, The Independent, June 7, 2006

Barry Johnston's lovingly detailed book is a long overdue tribute to a maestro of the microphone. -- Barry Cryer, The Oldie, September, 2006

Delightful ... one is drawn irresistibly towards a gifted comedian who was also, rather more importantly, a warm-hearted, thoroughly good man. -- Michael Henderson, The Times, June 3, 2006

Delightful...one is drawn irresistibly towards a gifted comedian who was also, rather more importantly, a warm-hearted, thoroughly good man. -- Michael Henderson, The Times, June 3, 2006

Johnston is especially entertaining when tracing the development of programmes...his quotations from scripts often made me laugh out loud. -- Jonathan Cecil, Daily Mail, August 18, 2006

Sympathetic and well-researched ... Barry Johnston brings the golden age of the wireless nostalgically to life. -- Hugh Massingberd, Daily Telegraph, July 22, 2006

Sympathetic and well-researched...Barry Johnston brings the golden age of the wireless nostalgically to life. -- Hugh Massingberd, Daily Telegraph, July 22, 2006

About the Author

Barry Johnston has previously published Johnners: The Life of Brian, a biography of his father, Brian Johnston, who worked with Kenneth Horne on BBC radio and has compiled three anthologies of his father's work in researching this book he has had the active cooperation of Kenneth Horne's surviving family as well as the help of many of the performers who worked with Horne over the course of his broadcasting career.


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